Woodstock complex will pay homage to music industry icon with new park
The town of Woodstock in the county of Ulster is so rich in musical history, even though it was not the site of the famous concert of the same name. It was this story that inspired Michael Lang and his partners to organize the concert in the Woodstock area, but it did not happen.
Nevertheless, the town of Woodstock and the music go hand in hand. Musicians who call Woodstock home include Bob Dylan and The Band, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, and the list goes on and on. Woodstock’s musical history needs to be preserved, and no one knows that better than the new owners of the Bearsville Complex, and that’s exactly what they aim to do.
The name Albert Grossman may not mean much to some people, but those of us who grew up in the 1960s and 1970s are familiar with the name. Albert Grossman has managed some of rock’s biggest names including Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul and Mary, The Band, Janis Joplin, Gordan Lightfoot, Richie Havens and Todd Rundgren, to name a few. While living in Woodstock. Stars who have rehearsed or recorded at Albert Grossman Studios include The Rolling Stones, Meat Loaf, Jerry Garcia, REM and dozens more. Albert Grossman is a music industry icon, and now the Bearsville Complex will honor him with the new Albert Grossman Memorial Park at the Bearsville Complex. It will feature live music, historical exhibits, theater tours and more. Want to know a little more? You can click here for an overview.
There’s a lot going on here in the Hudson Valley, and if you’re looking for a great way to spend an afternoon or a weekend, you might want to head to Woodstock, especially when the new park is built.
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